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A Full Day

I went to the World of Pets Expo yesterday. It has been two years since my last visit. Time flies!

I had fun walking through the vendor area. This year’s newest offering was a gerbil show. I didn’t get too close because I’ve killed so many rodents in my life I thought I might smell of death and scare the owners.

There was a different sign explaining that gerbils are not rats.

I was particularly fascinated at the booth of a vendor called Pocket Pets. They were selling small animals called sugar gliders. After coming home and researching a little, I know I wouldn’t get any as long as I have another pet. I wouldn’t dedicate enough time to their care. They’re still cool though. They said pictures weren’t allowed, so you’ll have to go to the link if you want to see them.

The obstacle course was great. I watched for a long time.
Was this a new category?

No, they were just making sure they remembered the course.

Here’s a fast dog. I love when he does the weave thing. He’s quick!

Here’s a slow dog. The way he went through the weave thing made me laugh.

I finished the day by seeing “Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans” (which is definitely BMN material) and by FINALLY getting my hair cut. You can tell how freaky-long it was by looking at my sideburns.



  1. Deanne

    freaky-long. that’s just how I would have described it.

  2. Karla

    Maybe that second dog had a late night the night before… That first dog makes me want to take a nap, he’s so quick!

  3. Lauren

    I liked the Invisible Dog category very much!

    The second dog has my heart. In junior high p.e. we had to run the track for 10 minutes at the start of each class. If you made 4 laps you got an ‘A’, 3 laps was a ‘B’, etc. I was quite content with a B. “I’m doin’ it, aren’t I? Speed’s not so important.”

  4. Peggy

    Have you always had those Vulcan-ish ears or did you sleep funny on them last night???

    Live long and prosper.
    (which really is the story of your life)

    • Kim

      Brad does have the analytical skills of Spock.
      Maybe you do have Vulcan in your ancestry.

      Peace and long life.

      • Peggy

        Because the ears are not fully developed, maybe he’s a mutant Vulcan & was banished from his home planet. It would explain much.

  5. Peggy

    I laughed out loud at the 1st video. Everyone’s so zombie like. A scene from Planet of the Dogs ???

    I’ve had a fun filled weekend too. And I might just go to the pet expo today. I gotta see those Pocket Pets in person! I’d like to have one more crowning event before the weekends over!

  6. Lloyd

    Hey, we’re going to see Underworld 3 on Tuesday. I hope it’s as bad a you say.

  7. Carol

    Y’all may think I’m making this up, but my husband and I once knew a married couple who kept sugar gliders. The humans traveled a lot and had to always take the gliders with them everyplace due to their high maintenance issues. When Judy would let us peak at them in their carriers at first I thought they had brought bats along with them! They do have sweet faces though, I think…a little hard to cuddle with under the covers with at night and I doubt they would catch on to “fetch” or comparable companion animal tasks, but cute faces.

  8. Michele

    Every time I watched the video of the “slow” dog I laughed out loud. I don’t know if it was the slow dog making me laugh or Denis laughing in the background that made me laugh. Laughter is definitely contagious!

  9. Diane

    I am glad you like the gerbil section. I am member of that group also.

  10. Cathy

    Did you ever end up getting a sugar glider?

    • Brad

      I didn’t, Cathy. I really did consider it, but I travel a lot and was worried I wouldn’t be a good caretaker. I worked at an animal hospital for a while, and saw a few of them come in. Their “angry” noise sure is weird.

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